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Completed - DUTCH, ENGLISH - Drama, Comedy, Road movie - 90 minutes

Log Line

Twin sisters Sofie and Daan (33) embark on a road trip with their biological, ill and so far unknown mother that alters their assumptions about everything that they once believed to be true....







Previous markets

  • Toronto 2012 (Premiere)
  • BUSAN 2012 (Line up)
  • AFM 2012 (Screening)
  • Berlin EFM 2013 (Screening)
Full history

Year of production : 2012

Director(s) : Antoinette BEUMER
Writer(s) : Karen VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN, Marnie BLOK
Cast : Holly HUNTER, Carice VAN HOUTEN, Jelka VAN HOUTEN

Producer(s) : Hans DE WEERS (Eyeworks Film & TV Drama), Maarten SWART (Eyeworks Film & TV Drama), Reinout OERLEMANS (Eyeworks Film & TV Drama)

Synopsis

Sofie and Daan (33) are fraternal twins, they look alike, but they have vastly different personalities: Sofie is a control freak, her job is her life. Daan is a free spirit, who loves to please people. The sisters have been raised by their two gay fathers in Amsterdam.
One day, they receive a phone call from the U.S.: Their biological mother Jackie, who they have never known, is in the hospital. With a broken leg and in cast from her hip to her toes, Jackie will depend on help for a while. As the girls seem to be her only relatives, it is up to them to decide what will happen to her.
The sisters travel to the U.S., not knowing what and especially who awaits them. Reality is disappointing: Jackie is a stern woman who doesn’t say a word and, as it seems, has no interest in her daughters.
To cure her leg, Jackie has to get to a rehabilitation centre which is located 800 miles away. As she suffers from a broken eardrum and refuses to leave her old and shabby RV behind, they have no choice but to drive this eccentric piece of junk through the desert of New Mexico.
It is the start of an adventurous journey filled with confrontations, challenges and surprises...

Market status

  • CAN
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Production

Country(ies) : NETHERLANDS, USA

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